Ward Bennett

American, 1917 - 2003
Ward Bennett was an American industrial and interior designer, born in 1917 in New York City. He is known for his minimalist and functional designs, which often featured natural materials like leather, wood, and stone.
Bennett began his career as a teenager, working for a jewelry manufacturer before studying at the Art Students League of New York. He later worked as an apprentice to the designer George Nelson, and went on to design for clients such as Sasaki, Brickel Associates, and Tiffany & Co.
Bennett's work spanned a wide range of disciplines, from furniture and product design to interior design and architecture. Some of his most notable designs include the Landmark Chair, the Scissor Chair, and the Modular Seating System, which are still produced and sought after today.
Bennett's work has been exhibited in museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York. He passed away in 2003, leaving behind a legacy of timeless and functional designs that continue to inspire designers today.
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